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most of them in west of mosul. we have been pulling up bodies for eight days already from. within this quarter alone we have found two hundred bodies on the day four hundred on the second day and around them hundred on the third we have difficulty getting heavy machinery. because of the. more than two million iraqis remain displaced across the country including approximately seven hundred thousand from mosul the rebuilding of the city has yet to start families like these faces many more months if not years living in camps the delay is primarily because of questions about who will foot the bill at the donor's conference in kuwait in february iraq allies for help with the eighty eight billion dollars cost of rebuilding this country including mosul but only thirty billion
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dollars was pledged the iraqi government faces having to cover the majority of rebuilding costs itself for now almost a year since the battle against leisel in mosul was one the search for and recovery of the dead continues. still to come on the program. the impoverished areas are suffering. pay off. an unprecedented number of female candidates in the primary election. hello there we're so plenty of showers across many parts of the middle east on the satellite picture you can see the cloud here over parts of iraq also iran and then
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stretching its way up working its way across tashkent and into mati so we're seeing some fairly shop showers out of this system particularly in the northeastern part of om up and it looks like those showers are going to stick around as we head through choose day of wednesday two more showers as well through the northern parts of turkey gradually rattling their way towards the east and some of these have been pretty lively recently they have given us some flooding in georgia and we're likely to see some more heavy downpours over the next few days further towards the south and the showers in yemen have eased for now but instead we're seeing the cloud begin to build over the for the pause or of a man so for some of us since a lot of will be quite grey the chance of seeing a little bit of drizzle the weather and maybe the old shower times as well further towards the south of a many of us across the southern parts of africa is fine and dry this latest weather system is now moving its way away from us and that's good news because it's developing it's really putting itself together looks quite distinctive on the tuesday it will throw a few showers towards the southern parts of madagascar but other than that it will
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be largely unaffected a few showers will also be heading further north over parts of mozambique but for the west it's getting dry. we do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism the unity is necessary we need to achieve one year into the gulf crisis al jazeera examines its political economic and human impacts join us for special coverage on june the fifth .
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welcome back a reminder all the top stories here in algiers in iraq jordan's prime minister. has resigned following days of protests against i.m.f. austerity measures king abdullah has appointed a former world bank economist as his replacement rescue is in guatemala all searching for survivors after a volcanic eruption on sunday killed at least thirty three people is the most violent eruption of the four hugo volcano more than forty years and there's been outrage in the u.s. after president donald trump tweeted this he has the rights to pardon himself from the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixth election. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says iran must be prevented from developing a nuclear weapon he's been meeting german chancellor angela merkel in that and you
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know who warned against allowing iran to expand it since the ones in the middle east and that the nation is a threat to the world dominate cain has more from berlin. when german and israeli heads of government meet there are always expressions of deep friendliness of the importance of the relationship between their two countries given the historical legacy the point also to make is amongst the expressions of friendliness there are differences of opinion specifically regarding iran and the deal that was agreed several years ago concerning the nuclear program that iran had and how that could be put to one side certainly iran search for a nuclear weapon coming to this meeting mr netanyahu had made clear his concerns were iran and iran and there were certainly concerns that emerged during the joint news conference given by both leaders iran's calls for our destruction. but it's also soon look for weapons to carry out its genocidal desires we know that
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for fact this visit to berlin is the first stop in a whistle stop tour as it were of europe's capitals taking in berlin taking in paris taking in london where mr netanyahu will be meeting with the heads of government heads of state to try to get their support for his view which is that the deal with iran needs to be repudiated as it has been by the united states government of president donald trump but so far at least the european leaders have been steadfast have said no they believe that the best way to prevent an iranian nuclear weapon is by this deal being enforced behind all of it is of course their concern that european industries that want to invest in tehran are now concerned about what might happen if sanctions are imposed. we need some kind of a delay should we also say we need to talk about their activities and say yes but we think that through tough negotiations through joint negotiations this would be possible. meanwhile iran's supreme leader says his country has no intention of
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curbing its ballistic missile program and will respond harshly if attacked by its enemies ayatollah ali how many gave the warning on monday they said iran's missile program is crucial for the country's defense and that tax will attack ten times more if provoked by western nations. there are reports that the self-proclaimed libyan national army has entered the city of denver after weeks of heavy fighting the siege led by renegade general kiley for hafta has led to severe shortages of water electricity food and medical supplies israel says it will take money from the taxes it collects for palestinians to compensate israelis for fire damage to their land israel says palestinians protesting in gaza carried out arson attacks damaging forests and agricultural land more than one hundred twenty palestinians have been killed by israeli soldiers since protests at the border
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began in late march bennett smith has more from west jerusalem israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu wants to make the deductions for damage he says has been caused to agricultural fields and nature reserves and forests by the burning kites that have been floated over from guard into israeli territory the palestinian authority says to do this would be robbery and they cowardly aggression israel collects sometimes says and revenues on behalf of the palestinian authority and sends them over to the p.a. every month and previously israel has threatened to withhold taxes for actions taken by the p.a. that israel doesn't approve of there's no indication yet of how much israel is threatening to withhold the book the tax off already has previously estimated the damage just to agricultural land has come in at about one half million dollars and it suggests that if you add nature of. fields in other areas to that that could
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increase the cost for. italy's new coalition government appears to be focusing on immigration in its early days in power it's also facing major social issues many impoverished areas are suffering with a rise in organized crime one such town is a deeply divided seaside community australia from west on your reports. the sun and the mediterranean sea provide a welcome distraction from italy's recent political dramas this is also a popular resorts on the roman coast. and this is also. the one. we are marginalized you know. we're living in a bellow you missed i'm dying of hunger and living in a carriage it is a deeply divided place where people feel politics has failed them in its place organized crime has filled the gap through drug trafficking and extortion. the
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local five star movement to took control of the council last year has promised to crack down on the gangs and rebuild the area so the problems are very real it's a marginalized place there are drugs there's crime but people here have been forgotten and it's a neighborhood such as this one here where people feel they have really been abandoned let down by governments over the years and while a new set of politicians is promising change there's very little say thing that will actually happened. without political support those living here have had to take it upon themselves to make it more habitable including creating spaces for children to play with and once was nothing the local councils responsibility assumed by those whom it's supposed to serve. everything
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that's been done here has been done and it's not because we do not want to work but there's always been a wall between the citizens and the operatives. and the problems here have also been acknowledged by the head of the roman catholic church during a visit on sunday the first in fifty years by a pontiff pope francis condemned the organizations that have turned austria into a power center of mass violence. jesus wants the walls of indifference and silence to be breached i am balls of oppression and arrogance torn asunder and cleared for justice civility and legality. it is a stance a plea a new era in italian politics everyone here knows there is much work to be done to take an immense effort politically and otherwise to wrest ostia away from the stranglehold of the local mafia gangs who wield enormous power sony vaio al-jazeera
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. and alters their investigation has found that saudi arabia played a bigger role in causing the gulf crisis than previously thought the report shows the sound of the cats on news agencies website in may last year what from a saudi government ministry in riyadh the phones and computers were connected to a saudi communications company and hackers had posted fake quotes attributed to catus emir they fled to saudi arabia the u.a.e. the train at egypt's cutting ties with qatar and imposing a blockade. and that's the one year anniversary of the blockade of cancer approaches there are efforts in the us to win support president donald trump initially backed the countries behind the blockade this year he's been calling on all sides to resolve the dispute particle in looks at the role lobbying has played
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in all of this. the nation of qatar unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism it was a shock in washington and across the globe a u.s. president publicly going after cutter a close ally that houses the biggest u.s. base in the middle east sided with the blockading countries. at the time many believe the saudis fawning treatment of him in riyadh played a part but we now know thanks to e-mails leaked to the associated press that the push to get the president to side with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates began months before the emails are from brodie a big time republican fundraiser according to the a.p. he was working with george nader who said he was close to both of the crown princes from saudi arabia and the u.a.e. broady reportedly lobbied the president and later received hundreds of millions of dollars worth of defense deals from the u.a.e. in one e-mail bertie boasted about his role writing trumps vocal support of saudi
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arabia at this summit quote is a direct result of the campaign we have led over the past two months to highlight the funding of terrorism by cutter and the muslim brotherhood brody is suing cutter he says they hacked his e-mails a charge they deny but cutters facing more scrutiny because of another court case prominent guitars are being sued by rapper ice cube he says they didn't pay him as promised in a business deal and his partner testified that they tried to use them to get to steve bannon in testimony describing their offer as a bribe which they also deny all sides of spent millions of dollars on lobbyist trying to sway the trying to win a straight line country in the gulf region is a threat to global security are put in ads in the president's favor cable channels placing op eds in prominent papers lobbying lawmakers stand with the united states to defeat terrorism and. there are a lot of guys who are making an awful lot of money and mr former lobbyist stephen
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billet thinks they're likely wasting. millions of dollars because you never really see any evidence of it later on you know you'll see decisions made at a later time that indicate that there was a positive outcome according to the new york times the saudis and u.a.e. offered to help the drone campaign before the election it's unclear if anything was done on his behalf with their money but it's an allegation special counsel robert muller is likely looking at the man at the center of many of these questions george nader is cooperating with the investigation. al-jazeera washington and chaste i will mark one year since the blockade began with have a special program looking at the political economic and human impact of the crisis eight hundred g.m.t. on chief say parents of their eight states have primary elections in the u.s. on choose stationary the amount of candidates for the upcoming midterm elections nationwide democrats have been rallying around an unprecedented number of women
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candidates as they push to regain the majority in the house of representatives come november kristen salumi has more from the state of new jersey. am running back to me now i am i guess arrow she is a former navy pilot federal prosecutor and first time political candidate mike use relish also the leading fundraiser in a crowded field of democrats running to represent new jersey's eleventh congressional district a seat that has been held by a republican man for the last twenty four years we see so many women running we see so many veterans running because we feel like it's time for new leadership in washington it's a common sentiment among democrats particularly women who were actually physically being targeted by our president not only here in suburban new jersey but around the country and we have twenty four seats we need to flip in this midterm election and i'm running to flip one where they hope to win enough seats to retake the majority
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in the house and female candidates are leading the charge on tuesday nearly one hundred women from both political parties many of them newcomers to politics will be on the ballot in congressional primaries continuing a year long trek an unprecedented number of women are taking part in state and local elections and often times winning and what some have described as a wave. mobilization started the day after president trump's inauguration when women marched by the millions expressing concern about lost reproductive rights and immigration experts point out there's now a lot at stake here who controls who is she who controls the house of representatives will control the purse will control the investigative power will ultimately if necessary control the impeachment process this election is a very important president tribe is also working hard to rally his base in two
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thousand and sixteen more white women voted for him than hillary clinton i think people were surprised that right about that outcome and so now i think of this thing and not like too much. and it's time for a change many voters say this year women are more engaged and outraged by the president's alleged mistreatment of women you can't be did this that you need to be a unifying leader and that's my biggest opposition to the trumpet fact the biggest hurdles for women candidates are yet to come in the general election this november but if the primaries are any indication women candidates and voters will be making their voices heard kristen salumi al jazeera new jersey. is at the top stories and jordan's prime minister honey l.ok.e. has resigned after days of protests against i.m.f. backed austerity measures king abdullah has appointed
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a former world bank economist as his replacement the i.m.f. insisted jordan raise taxes and cut bread subsidies and next change for alone rescuers in guatemala are searching for survivors after sunday's all comic eruption that killed at least thirty three people the country's disaster agency says two million people have been affected by the massive explosion as the most violent eruption of a four a go volcano in more than forty years well rescue operations in guatemala continuing since first light they were suspended last night because of continuing volcanic activity and record rain now there are more than three thousand people who've been evacuated from their homes and dozens of people have been. killed the real focus right now is on trying to find any survivors and trying to recover bodies there's been an outrage in the u.s. however a tweet from donald trump the u.s. president posted he has the right to pardon himself for any challenges arising from
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the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election but he says he has no reason to do so as he's done nothing wrong. at least seven people have been killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan. pittel kabul it happens of thousands of religious scholars who are leaving a gathering at the city's political any university israeli prime minister netanyahu says iran must be prevented from developing a nuclear weapon as a press conference with german chancellor angela merkel in beilin netanyahu warned against allowing iran to expand its influence in the middle east meanwhile iran's supreme leader says his country has no intention of coping its ballistic missile program and will respond harshly if attacked by its enemies ayatollah ali how many said iran's missile program is crucial for the country's defense that will attack ten times more if provoked by western nations those are your headlines stay with us here on al-jazeera next stuff it's inside story i'll be back in about twenty five
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minutes with a new sound. it's one you see as the book agent calls all begun for scott's eyes and if those the band see on. the green don't do studies they succeed to do the subtle and possible this is the inside story. hello and welcome to the program hashem. a year ago four countries saudi arabia
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u.a.e. behind and egypt sever ties with qatar and impose their forward blockade it's game after qatar state news agency was packed and fake news posted on it. own investigation has found the group behind the hacking works from a saudi government ministry in riyadh and these phones and computers were connected to the saudi communications company in a separate development the arabia threatening military action against acquires washer weapons those reports in two of the biggest newspapers in france the figo and le monde they say the saudi crown prince has written to the presidents of friends and the united states of america and the u.k.'s prime minister warning his ready to retaliate if other acquires the s four hundred anti-aircraft defense systems the threat of military action against is not due the blockade in countries were reportedly planning of the beginning of the crisis one year ago. as we
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mentioned the crisis began to unfold with qatar news agency was hacked on the twentieth of may for statements are to be to the emir of qatar were posted on the agency's website and broadcast by. the media the hacking came three days after u.s. president donald trump met arab leaders in saudi arabia and addressed the riyadh summit on june the fourth hacked e-mail accounts of the us ambassador to the united states use a fellow table revealed his involvement in a long running campaign to undermine qatar the next day saudi arabia u.a.e. behind idiot cut ties with qatar and impose a land sea and blockade the accused oh how supporting terrorism which qatar denies the four countries them place fifteen individuals and twelve from gaza or what it calls terror list the group then sent qatar a list of thirteen demands including shutting down al-jazeera media network curbing
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relations with iran and closing a turkish military base it hosts a year on very still no and to the crisis. let's bring in our guests joining us in the studio abdulaziz a director of the diplomatic of the qatari ministry of foreign affairs from kuwait . a professor of political science of the kuwait university has just written a book on the g.c.c. crisis root cause and the future of the g.c.c. alliance also in doha director of the center for conflict and humanitarian studies of the it's you thank you to all of that as is one year after the crisis has been a judge to whether the blockade actually it has managed and it has managed successfully and to economy politics. media from all means i think that there has managed to manage this huge crisis not only
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this even politically speaking now qatar is not talking about its own security a stalking about the region and the region security therefore his highness the emir in the munich conference has a proposed the idea of signing a regional security agreement and bella that want to protect or assure the security and safety of all countries in the air each in assure that each country no matter the size of the country can a pact is their sovereignty and independence of other life remember a year ago we were talking about the crisis triggered in true true during one of the most difficult moments for the region it seems like all the whole region was in unchartered territory we still within that unchartered territory unfortunately.
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this sense this. place to start. just. normal now. this is the most devastating part of this crisis. as does the major war or the g.c.c. alliance as that they meet general or to the actual events you saw of a few years back when king abdullah. of saudi arabia and twenty eleven suggested moving from cooperation to gulf union everybody was on or. get out of us learns a mighty schemes that just to see finally was going to be leading the other war where other major powers in the out of would have been in shambles the crisis that they were going through the associated with what was called the arab spring and now we are just hoping and wishing and praying that. with the offing
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a lot might expect patients to just going back to war with the way we where. previous join fifteen twenty seventy in the watershed event that is the really obviously from a still thinking its toll on us has really a lot of the cheve that it's economic but that it's on the very people whether it's corporation and also cast it in asia or shadow of doubt on the united states as a government tour of this region why this is why the cut there is have to rely on fuel hundreds of turkish soldiers to save gardens territories and sovereignty and wellbeing while a cut that has eleven thousand u.s. soldier will the largest air base for united states outside of the united states what are they doing that we'll talk in detail later in the show about the role of the united states of america in this crisis assault on there's always been talk
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about a political way out of this crisis but then when you hear the reports from the front from the french newspapers to figure out on the morning about saudi arabia threatening mystery action against qatar if you ask why is the s. four hundred. one from russia that is an indication that we could see even further worse happening in the future. i think the likelihood is that the there will be more escalation of. threats particularly if potter does acquire those aircraft missiles however i think. the interests of everyone in the region. it is time to turn again to a diplomatic process and really exert much greater effort in trying to. bring an end to this blockade. or that as he's caught us says that he has managed to contain
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a quiet but other costs manageable in a way or another because you know the taliban have to tap into the wealth funds to be able to compensate for the for the damages created by the blockade is this something the qatar can sustain of the near future actually everybody is losing in this meaningless foyt or a struggle of power we lose they lose we lose dollars they lose dollars a minister the minister of finance of qatar has said we bleed they bleed yes this this a book it has caused a huge a financial impact not only in qatar on qatar and on the located in contending we are in a resource help in the whole region the most stable used to be the most stable region and the whole area over there but qatar managed throughout
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the year to really. make sure that its economy and its situation is really a strong one indicator or one strong indicator when qatar issued the bourne and and asked for eight billion u.s. dollars they attracted fifty billion u.s. dollars to choose that not only qatar has managed to really instill the trust and its economy even the whole world is adjusting the economy of qatar u.s. president donald trump initially backed saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and the group's block a vigorous qatar but his says call for science to resolve the dispute middle east reveal how lobbying has played a role in influencing trump his particle hey you washington. the nation of qatar on fortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism it was a shock in washington and across the globe a u.s.
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president publicly going after cutter a close ally that houses the biggest u.s. base in the middle east siding with the blockading countries. at the time many believe the saudis fawning treatment of him in riyadh played a part but we now know thanks to e-mails leaked to the associated press that the push to get the president to side with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates began months before the emails are from brodie a big time republican fundraiser according to the a.p. he was working with george nader who said he was close to both of the crown princes from saudi arabia and the u.a.e. broady reportedly lobbied the president and later received hundreds of millions of dollars worth of defense deals from the u.a.e. in one e-mail bertie boasted about his role writing trumps vocal support of saudi arabia at this summit quote is a direct result of the campaign we have led over the past two months to highlight the funding of terrorism by cutter and the muslim brotherhood brody is suing cutter
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he says they hacked his e-mails a charge they deny but cutters facing more scrutiny because of another court case prominent guitars are being sued by rapper ice cube he says they didn't pay him as promised in a business deal and his partner testified that they tried to use them to get to steve benen in testimony describing their offer as a bribe which they also deny all sides of spent millions of dollars on lobbyist trying to sway the traffic in a straight line country in the gulf region is a threat to global security are putting ads in the president's favor cable channels placing op eds in prominent papers lobbying lawmakers stand with the united states to defeat terrorism and. there are a lot of guys who are making an awful lot of money and mr former lobbyist stephen billet thinks they're likely wasted. millions of dollars because you never really see any evidence of it later on you know you don't see decisions made at a later time that indicate that there was
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a positive outcome according to the new york times the saudis and u.a.e. offered to help the trump campaign before the election it's unclear if anything was done on his behalf with their money but it's an allegation special counsel robert muller is likely looking at the man at the center of many of these questions george nader is cooperating with the investigation. al-jazeera washington the law why has the u.s. which has huge lever in the reaches fail to bring all the parties to negotiate a political settlement. well you haven't parked just speaks volumes. but does your question the best pick and will play the major role and swaying president trump's union. to take first sides yes pointing fingers at what they're supporting terrorism big time and then after of the establishment
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that are presented by the state department by the pentagon by the intelligence community by even the. action of approach by the national security council and the spirit the advise the he took a more neutral stand then later on were present when when there were president bush received the emir of qatar in april his show on. any other factor with praise of his captors or as an ally and defend the united states' interests as a fighter against terrorism sort of politics is locking as they say in and out of the states and clearly was abroad the with pushing with the mystic and bill even related to president trump's immediate family played a major proponent fortunately intertwined with not a sister to interests and the result is that we have it was sure to plot the united states and lacked the leverage that not focus its that it did not play its
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leadership role to support the kuwaiti mediation of it's led by the quake and there that everybody the supports these lip service but at the end of the day you have ignited states lewsey and this crisis because its major allies in the region are bickering and fighting and united states just by sucking and watching without much good result this is this really critical crisis for united states and theirs and all the more than and does it want to stand up to the iran and terrorism then we have really the make up in the gulf the allies in the gulf will be they'll be on the same page ok and could this be a sign that the u.s. influence is waning in the region. i don't think so i think the u.s. is playing for its own interest. as you know trump has been very determined to extract as much well from the from the gulf and invested in the u.s.
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as possible in the last year or so and employment has dropped significantly in the united states exports has increased contracts in billions of dollars have been signed gulf countries are. racing to try and. as many contracts as possible so i think he's very much playing to to his own interest to his own audience and the ultimate losers of the gulf states and it's not just about creating jobs and opportunities in the u.s. in terms of selling military hardware but it's also in terms of pursuing his objectivity of the israel and jerusalem this crisis has made the or gave the impression impression that the best way to influence trump is through israel and all arab countries involved have tried to
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cause up to the israelis in one way or the other and of course the ultimate price that was paid was the move the movement of the embassy to jerusalem as is still the same hopes of we've seen in the past over the kuwaiti mediation is going to work do you think this has the potential to work against the backdrop of the positions that we've seen particular from saudi arabia at least qatar is showing since you really believe in the kuwaiti mediation has been and it's still supporting this mediation will it work or not this will depend on a lot of external factors one factors is ready to do. it is ready to sit on the table as i wanted to put all the concerns on the table but without a pretty conditions without a pretty air demands. that is cut off the external factors is the book
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aiding countries and and others who have interest in this blockade of the surprises to continue we believe in the kuwaiti mediation did has worked to be before and it has the potential to work but it's on the table. there's been an attempt by the u.s. to salvage a deal in april but the u.s. position has delayed meeting the talks about potential meeting between. trump in september why it's after the united nations general assembly gathering is it still possible to see arab league the gulf set aside their differences and talk about a peaceful way out. well i thought that to come to fruition and i think that he things have happened at play between now and september september as now slated for
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awfully the fourth of g.c.c. us the world has become an annual gathering or an annual summit at the place of plenty for the atlanta sixteen seventeen and no twenty eight in it would be the first since the crisis has rocked it first of all the i think there has has to be a rational approach to this crisis has proven that there is not a shred of the that is not rational approach that it's not a plan b. and that says zero sum game that lose lose for everybody not that this winning except our adversities and the united states and the iran and the those all hardliners who would like to see us but i haven't. so maybe we could work things out of around the fifteen demands and the six principles that we just mixed up together and we talk about fighting terrorism without about stopping the lifeblood
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of supporting and financing terrorism and hearing for the not intervention safeguarding of sovereignty supporting the quick to the issue number two and united states has evaded who has to get off its back and to stop playing some kind of leverage and or stand just secrets it's not a priority considering the in turmoil that the and the scandals that president tom finds himself in with the with the russian probe and with today's are talking about he could walk up part of the himself with that could be an issue with the russian intervention so just to see crisis is not up there in their radars ok but still for the united states and its allies the united states president to play a major leverage on supporting equate the initiative and mediation and for the produce you see that there is either the camp of their sense of ok to sit down and i don't things are because this. the longer it drags on everybody is losing over this winnie so time you know there are many political analysts who are really
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pursue mystic about any possible way out of this crisis in the near future my question is why what's nest if all the parties remain entrenched on their positions. i think let's take for qatar to start with qatar i think has two options one option is to continue as it is now trying to build its own resilience and to rely less and less on its neighbors and to build the greater alliances internationally and the other option i think and this is something that is the core of the wealth of qatar is that they really need to start to think strategically in terms of the. gas market to measure contracts soon do for renewal with korea and japan then they provide maybe forty percent of the income of qatar and those has got to be the priority i think it is time for qatar to stop worrying about the issue in terms of crisis management mood and start to work long
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term it is very important that they secure contracts with with their customers particularly i think south. korea and japan and and really start thinking differently one way of doing so is to maybe revive the idea of liquid guys or gals cartmell that was discussed in the past maybe with the russians the jury and the rain ians and others so that their livelihood is protected if they continue to be worried about what the united states will think and what the united states will do given the very. careless i think foreign policy so far from from trump they they are only likely to lose they've already tried it's been a year if i were to say. six months ago we would have said yes maybe there's
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a hole but it can be resolved they can reconcile but for this kind of blockade to continue for a whole year and no signs of it coming to an end is really very very this is and this. it's to take us of the idea of what's next for qatar in particular and for the region with the arab league should have played the road it isn't the g.c.c. should have stepped it didn't. do the qataris trust the regional institutions you know are actually qatar i agree with that with what sultan here qatar has already factored into the cost as management would now is thinking of the future now they know the capacity of the league they nor the capacity of the islamic illegally nor the capacity of the gulf cooperation and the limitations of all this organization qatar is now redefining redefining its alliances are redefining its deal gadhafi it's redefining its. politics as redefining
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everything even if. its economy future so it's. really an exercise a comprehensive exercise of redefining everything around its sovereignty and independence see less than a minute please the political order of the has prevailed in the g.c.c. countries before the crisis is it still viable can it still prevail in the future. it's very it's tough it's called the g.c.c. now there's a lot of support system but one thing for sure i think the lack of we need confidence building measures one thing for sure is that things are not going to go but the way they will or. even i expect in a few years from now as i stated in my just published book on the g.c.c.
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crisis at all it closes and the future of this is aligned we could see the different players region and international players playing a major role when the united states epic a decision and not played its role as an either of the free world as they play then we're going to expect to see a different landscape in the next couple of years or even maybe few a few years from now major players are going to come to this speech and and we're going to see that here and landscape and the g.c.c. and the gulf are the law says that as a hostile public at this always good to talk to you thank you thank you for having you on the program and thank you for watching you can see the program again and a time by visiting our website dot com for further discussion go to our facebook page best facebook dot com for slash a.j. insights so you can also join the conversation on twitter that is a j incisively for me hashemite about our whole team here by phone now.
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packet for us what were you here and what were you saying whether on line horrendous things. about that or if you joined us on the sacked a lot of the major countries in the commonwealth have far bigger fish to fry and chips to eat this is a dialogue. about some of this excess if perhaps everyone has a voice what happens when the robots themselves are making to the sick join the conversation. it would remove any vestige of barack. that israel has come to stay a people dispossessed a state established whatever i was able to do it from the start and i respect the right of the great international peace organization the united nations a momentous event which lies at the heart of ongoing conflict to this day seventy years on al-jazeera tells the history of what palestinians call the catastrophe.
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we don't all and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism unity is necessary we need to achieve one end to the gulf crisis al-jazeera examines its political economic and human impacts join us for special coverage on june the fifth . zero. hello i'm suitors and this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes jordan's prime minister buckles under the pressure and resigns following days of anti-government protests over austerity got some all as a go volcano erupts killing at least thirty three people including children two
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million have been affected by the explosion and donald trump takes to twitter to lash out at the russia probe insisting he has the right to pop in himself. and in school the grand slam return of serena williams comes to an abrupt and injury forces williams to pull out of her french open not to let my us out of the. we start in jordan where king abdullah has appointed a full not world bank economist as prime minister off the honey. following huge protests have been demonstrations in amman and other parts of the country since last week against the i.m.f. backed austerity measures jordanians are grappling with high unemployment and new tax hikes coupled with the abolition of bread subsidies simply become too much
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house to reports. he was the man behind jordan's recent proposed tax hike and a stare to measures that led to six days of protests now prime minister hani muki is out. of the past week nightly rallies the largest in five years have intensified protesters marched by his residence on sunday chanting we are coming animal but if the government must step down the tax law must be withdrawn these demands and we don't want the next government to implement the same policies either jordanians are furious that his plan raising employees taxes by as much as five percent would squeeze them financially to the brink the capital amman is ranked as the arab world's most expensive city there's high unemployment in prices of basic goods over rocketing jordan's a dependent economy has been struggling with the large influx of syrian refugees arriving in recent years added to this previous financial supporters like the
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u.a.e. u.s. and saudi arabia have dramatically cut their donations the hashemite kingdom is thirty seven billion dollars in debt that's equivalent to ninety five percent of its gross domestic product the government secured more than seven hundred million in credit from the international monetary fund three years ago the loan was intended to help growth and lower public debt the i.m.f. also imposed tough fiscal conditions including hikes in general sales tax and ending bread subsidies a staple of the poor but opponents warn these measures hurt poor and middle class families analysts say there is a general lack of trust now people are looking for a paradigm shift they're not looking for changing faces like you know. second one prime minister and getting another one they're looking for a change in the policies of the policies have been detrimental to the daily lives of the people and in jordan and they're looking for changes in these in these policies. king abdullah has named. a former world bank economist and the previous
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education minister to take over as prime minister but it's not clear if these changes will be enough to calm the rest. is there i'm joined now via skype by janice tennant luck who is in amman thanks so much for coming on to al-jazeera and now that the prime minister has gone a former world bank economist is the important place is this going to be enough to stop the demonstrations on the streets you think well this alone certainly will be enough jordan has seen protests in the past or the arab spring and prime ministers came and went without substantial changes i think these protesters are aware of that change of personnel is not really a change of policy they want to see concrete steps such as withdraw this income tax law or freestar stared in bushes for the even start considering going back to their homes for the economy is in dire straits at the moment what what what must this new guy in challenge do really if he wants to turn as
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a story to measures around us not going to slow the economy out. well i think the first thing for most us most important things for him to reach out to these disaffected young jordanians i mean these protesters they're not politically driven this isn't the muslim brotherhood or communists leftists these are families these are young independent or damien's these are you know you with that have no real political him but they are you but a class upper middle class across the board they need to be engaged the decision making process and i think all matters i was in addition to being a world bank executive he was also education minister which means that he has had a track record of working with young people and the most critical aspect of his job is to get those young to damien's feel part of the decision making process and then biggest artists gussy what they could potentially do but nordic on the street he has to make them feel all so many people think of jordan i think of them on a k. as as a stabilizing so have pressure renee and how is their relationship now and how do
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you think the protests to see and the king. well actually at least until today i mean people have seen the monarchy as a savior they want the king to intervene they want the king to provide solutions they want direct action it's not a protest against the king or against you know the powerless rather the opposite they want the king to come in and to clean up and to get rid the prime minister how does the first stop a second step according to protesters is to dissolve parliament which they see is not representative of the people who are the people's will the third step is to freeze austerity measures so they are looking to the king as a savior and if he or let's say the people he appoint fail to address those concerns that might create a bit of a gap then a visit jordan must be looking at what's going on in the country right now and i suspect that worrying about the stability. oh obviously this is a big concern on the radar for israel first of all out in the longest border with jordan with saudi arabia as well even other gulf countries you can see the u.a.e.
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crompton's called up the last night i was so this is you know you know for a lot of the arab states they're already off but he thinks other jordan is now added to it of things to watch it's obvious about the media concerned but all of a sudden the the once constant bedrock of stability in the region also has a question mark you know pretty very grey for fair sharing your thoughts with us on this speaking to you from from among his. rescue a single time ah searching for survivors after sunday's volcanic eruption that killed at least thirty three people the country's disaster agency says two million people have been affected by the massive explosion and the most violent eruption of a four way go volcano in more than forty years and the dust cloud is now threatening the capital guatemala city just thirty kilometers away devon message has no. scenes of devastation in guatemala after sunday's volcanic blast the fire go volcanoes eruption sent lava dreaming down the highway
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houses near the base of the volcano were buried by a mixture of mud and lava dozens were killed and many have been injured survivors expect the death toll to rise but i think that of course not you know not everyone escaped i think they were buried we thought the lava pouring through the cornfield and we ran towards a hill more than three thousand people from several farming villages near the volcano have been evacuated from their homes rescuers say their operations will continue through the night and they hope to be able to reach areas that have been cut off from help. what a mollusc president has put the country on red alert if. we decided to call for a cabinet meeting we are going right now to the presidential house to issue a declaration of a state of emergency we believe based on a legislative law that we can declare a state of calamity in at least three departments volcanic ash spewed into the sky
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six thousand meters above sea level and fell more than forty kilometers away in guatemala city authorities were forced to temporarily closed the city's international airport that i was sort of. we shut it down as a precautionary measure for the planes because volcanic ash is harmful to the turbines right now we are carrying out inspections and we have found a lot of. the forego volcano is one of central america's most active volcanoes this is that second eruption this year and the biggest in decades and experts say the four go volcanoes theory might not be over yet david mercer al-jazeera guatemala and david now joins us on the phone from a shelter in the. coast of a volcano david give us an idea of the sort of conditions that you're seeing out on the ground. it was on friday i'm actually not at the shelter yet but i did just leave the site for the bride and it is really
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a good sixteen. middle of the rainy season here everything is lush to clean and get there on the slopes for the for the volcano everything is just action all right everything is color covered with. highway to pass through there has been covered in two different spots and there's a lot of efforts right now to try to get that highway clear to allow some of these emergency vehicles to get a little bit closer to the epicenter of the slide now that's where marty and laugh i tamed down and down like through an entire village i was there you know in what area was there for only about fifteen minutes it told four bodies out of the house there going into the house and just looking for looking for a body because they didn't really bodies that looking for one of the rescue rescuers that i was speaking to was saying that it's very little hope at this stage that they're going to find any survivor and really you can feel that he's just
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walking over top the sands of this bill the wrong. place and we can see that being at the rising up really difficult for rescuers and really traffic in guatemala here and they do well so just things david the rescue is the relief effort i suppose now you're saying it's full of the full state of things divine needle sort of international give a problem we need on the ground. well i think it's going to be the reconstruction effort goes in at this stage there's very little hope they're going to find any survivors it's just a matter of trying to trying to get all the bodies out but it's going to be the reconstruction which is going to be more difficult now the president of guatemala actually was there on the site while i was there and he's come under a lot of criticism over the past for allegedly hides the corruption before asking where the funny going to come from for the reconstruction and you know the syrian everybody that is going to the emergency meeting called for in that they're going to release these emergency funds. out from some of the coverage that might be
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a little comfort to people who have just lost everything that they've had a bucket in of the we're going to be seen in the coming days how glad to see if there's also think of the criticism about the fact that the design does disaster agency did let people know that the volcano was about to rocked and indeed when they were being shouted out to get a little of it was already very thought well you hearing on the ground well they were saying that they were able to get the evacuation that it does to some people but the people were just lightly south i mean fifteen yards out of the area that was really devastated but people did they thought the person that does the path for love was going to come down and it actually went a little bit farther up and it sounds like they just weren't able to get the message through to those people but they came down so fast and furious and then there's a couple of routes that the last always closed down then a full a no but because of.

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